Joan-Ramon Bonet

Palma de Mallorca, 1944

He lives and works in Mallorca. Between 1964 and 1967, Bonet, a singer-songwriter, was a member of El setze jutges, a group that was part of the Nova Cançó movement. In the late 1960s, he left music behind to focus on photography. His relationship with the world of art has been manifested through the realization of catalogues and artists books by major figures such as Joan Miró, Josep Guinovart, Mati Klarwein, Erwin Bechtold, Mompó, Chillida and José María Sicilia. At the same time, Bonet’s particular view also delves into the depiction of everyday life, marginality, nature and the city, as in the “Marginats” (1987), “Matances” (1991) and “Patis de Palma” (2006) series.

His work has been exhibited at Casal Solleric (Palma de Mallorca, 1981, 1987 and 2008), “Sa Nostra’s Centre de Cultura (Palma de Mallorca, 1989), Centre de Cultura Contemporània (Valencia, 2010), Centro Conde Duque (Madrid, 2013), and among others, and in 2007 he was awarded the Honour Medal from the Parlament de Catalunya for his contribution to Catalan culture.